Digital Security and Economic Recovery
The online high-level event ‘Digital Security and Economic Recovery: Boosting Confidence and Productivity through Secure Digital Technology’ is organised by DiploFoundation and the Swiss Confederation as part of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace. The event will be opened with a keynote address by Swiss Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer. A dialogue, moderated by Mr Jovan Kurbalija (DiploFoundation), will follow with high-level officials from leading global companies: Ms Sabine Keller-Busse (UBS), Mr Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky), Mr Jeremy Thompson (Huawei), and Mr Casper Klynge (Microsoft). This high-level event will discuss how the fragmented regulatory environment impacts the security of digital products and services, including those in supply chains. It aims to clarify possible collaborative responses from both industry and governments on how to facilitate financial and economic recovery through trusted digital technologies. The event is organised as part of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace (genevadialogue.ch), which has been discussing industry roles and responsibilities with the aim to establish globally shared best practices and baseline requirements for the security of digital products and services.
UN OEWG 4th round of informal virtual meetings
The Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) will hold its fourth round of informal virtual meetings between 1-3 December 2020. The group will discuss the regular institutional dialogue section of the pre-draft 2 report. The OEWG was established by the UN General Assembly in December 2018 (A/RES/73/27). The OEWG is tasked to continue to develop the rules, norms, and principles of responsible behaviour of states; discuss ways for their implementation; and to study the possibility of establishing regular institutional dialogue with broad participation under the auspices of the UN. Also included in the group’s mandate is a study of existing and potential threats to information security and possible confidence building measures and capacity building. Its composition is declared as open, allowing all UN member states that express a desire to participate.
EAI AFRICOMM – 12th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries
Deploying efficient and effective infrastructures and solutions when limited resources are available is a challenging task and a key-enabler for the diffusion of ICT in developing countries. The aim of this conference is bringing together international researchers, students, public officers, policy makers and practitioners in ICT to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-Governance, e-Infrastructure, and e-Business with a focus on developing countries.
Informal Multi-stakeholder Cyber Dialogue
The objective of the Informal Multi-stakeholder Virtual Dialogue Series is to support the ongoing discussions at the UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) in the context of international security. Taking place in a new virtual format, it is an informal event at the initiative of the multi-stakeholder community and a number of UN member states. The dialogue series is intended to complement the OEWG, but it is not a formal part of the OEWG process.
20th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) 2020
The field of the economics of privacy and security has grown substantially since it first began. However, the workshop has remained the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security, combining expertise from the fields of computer science and electrical engineering, economics, social science, business, law, and policy. WEIS embodies the idea that responding to security problems through purely technical means is a losing strategy because it leads to an arms race. Interdisciplinary research is needed: an understanding of attacker incentives, motivations, and behaviors is necessary to accurately model future attacks so that information security professionals can more effectively defend their systems. WEIS is also regularly attended by policymakers, because it provides a forum for them to both understand how to craft more effective policies, as well as directly interact with those who their policies are likely to impact.
The International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) is the leading European event on Cybersecurity. The event relies on: a TRADE SHOW for buyers and suppliers of cybersecurity solutions to meet and network and a FORUM to foster reflection and exchanges among the European cybersecurity ecosystem. After a 2020 edition that highlighted the key role of Human beings in cybersecurity, the FIC 2021 will focus on the major operational, industrial, technological, and strategic challenges of cooperation.
TPRC48: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy
Every year, TPRC brings together a diverse, international group of researchers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations to challenge each other’s ideas and to interact with policy makers and members of the private sector. The conference format consists of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and paper presentations, all with audience interaction.
OEWG Third Substantive Session
The Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) will hold its third and final substantive session between 8-12 March 2021. The OEWG was established by the UN General Assembly in December 2018 (A/RES/73/27). The OEWG is tasked to continue to develop the rules, norms, and principles of responsible behaviour of states; discuss ways for their implementation; and to study the possibility of establishing regular institutional dialogue with broad participation under the auspices of the UN. Also included in the group’s mandate is a study of existing and potential threats to information security and possible confidence building measures and capacity building. Its composition is declared as open, allowing all UN member states that express a desire to participate.
RSA Conference 2021
RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced that RSA Conference 2021 will now take place the week of May 17 instead of in February as previously planned. The physical event remains in San Francisco at the Moscone Center and it will be accompanied by a robust and innovative virtual experience.
Final Substantive Session of the sixth UN GGE
The Final Substantive Session of the sixth United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (UN GGE) has been scheduled for May 2021. The group was established following Resolution 73/266 (December 2018) of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the aim to continue the work of the previous five groups. It is therefore expected to continue to study, with a view to promoting common understandings, existing and potential threats in the sphere of information security and possible cooperative measures to address them, and how international law applies to the use of information and communications technologies by states, as well as norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviour of states, confidence-building measures, and capacity-building.